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by V/A
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It's 2008, and the brainchild of Jon7.net Microlabel head honcho Jon 7 has come to life in the form of a new netlabel, Timetheory Recordings. This introductory compilation showcases artists and tracks that will come to define the Timetheory sound and aesthetic. Artists who had come to be a major part of the Jon7.net sound art family comprise much of the current roster, and along the way new artists have been discovered and have chosen to be part of the Timetheory posse. The sound of Timetheory,...
Topics: ambient, abstract, brain-damaged beat, dark ambient, IDM, house, minimal house
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by Terra Engine
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The second full-length album from Terra Engine, this album is a powerful expansion of the themes initially explored in "Power Ambience" (released through Amduscias Records -- http://www.archive.org/details/AMR112). Featuring the almost overwhelming electro-drone now known as 'power ambience', the music also ventures deep into the realm of experimental industrial soundscapes, harrowing dark ambient passages, menacing bass pulsations and avant-garde electronica. Khvarenah is a...
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by Impset
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Impset (aka Christophe Cabanie) was the creative force behind "Tinram LR" an ambient IDM release on Jon7.net Microlabel in 2007. He returned later with this set of 4 tracks that continue the sonic themes explored in that album. The feel is still ambient, but much darker and moodier than "Tinram LR", but still maintain the dubbed-and-delayed qualities that have made his tracks so enjoyable to listen to. The opening track, "Profonde Lumieres" provides a feeling that...
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Topics: ambient, IDM, soundscape, dark, light
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by Brownian Motion
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by Jon 7
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After an extended break in recording, label head Jon 7 presents his first full release for Timetheory, an expansive, double-CD contribution to the "Time" series. Each track on "Time" was inspired by a time zone on the North American continent, and the mood of each piece tries in some way to capture some quality, real or imagined, of the geographical areas in each zone. An overall calm and tranquil feeling runs through this release, designed to be just as useful for relaxing...
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Topics: ambient, time, tranquil
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by Rose Red/Upheaval
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Rose Red and Upheaval, the husband and wife duo that comprise Turmoil, as well as running the Amduscias Records netlabel, make their Timetheory debut with this split release, "Disambiguation". Never ones to shy away from dark and disturbing themes, they have provided 3 tracks each that reflect their respective influences and life experiences. Rose Red's tracks "Sinking" (featured on the "We Are Timetheory" artist compilation), "Shock Therapy" and...
Topics: horror, neurosis, ambient, dark ambient, therapeudic sound, exorcism
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In the courtyard of Vincent's Ear in Asheville, NC, Jon 7 met Amos Gaynes of VFW (Veterans of Future Wars) who was somewhat distraught that an entire hard drive full of sounds intended for use in several VFW tracks had suddenly burned out and crashed, severely corrupting over half of the files. The files were backed up onto disc, and the distress faded a bit as Jon 7 suggested that these digitally distorted sounds might be a perfect excuse for a remix project. The entire library of sounds was...
Topics: dark, gothic, industrial, metal dub, sound art
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by Bath
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Bath, a duo from Cleveland, Ohio are the creators of this release, which marks an unexpected but welcome deviation from the Timetheory norm (if there is such a thing). The music of Bath is more gothic, electronically industrial and lyrically oriented than any previous releases. "Endpoint" has a sound that is reminiscent of early 4ad and Nettwerk albums, or perhaps like the import CD in the discount bin we used to enjoy discovering in the late 80's. the glassy ambient wash of...
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by Mystified
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The second installment of our "Theory" series comes from Mystified, who of course, needs no introduction. This single-track midform, "Accelerated Decrepitude" is a warped, chimey drone that slowly loses its shine over the course of its twenty minute duration. It has been pleasantly joked that those who enjoy footage of metal rusting or corroding in fast motion will especially like this release. As the sound of Mystified continues to evolve and develop, we at Timetheory are...
Topics: ambient, drone, theoretical, soundscape
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by Simple Painter
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The second Timetheory series of recordings, "Theory", begins with this release by the humble and anonymous Simple Painter, who besides being a representative of the Simple Painting Company, is a firm believer in the notion that things should never be too complicated. With sounds rescued and recycled from the hard drives of others, and through use of simple painting techniques, Simple Painter has created these 5 tracks, each one named after an intriguing but nonexistent theory. In...
Topics: ambient, theoretical, glitch, drone
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by Auspice + Jon 7
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Auspice, (also known as Serocell, Kemadrin, Psignal) agreed to engage in a remix exchange in the same spirit and rules as "Interchange", a collaboration between Twyll and Jon 7. Each artist supplied three tracks, then remixed each others tracks, yielding twelve total tracks. On this release, Auspice's originals have a clean ambient sound to them, a sort of warm and dark sterility. Jon 7's originals are dark quiet noise tinged drones given a gently hypnotic strobing effect. Auspice's...
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by V/A
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What is 'sprimmer'? Spring? Summer? A Dutch euphemistic term? This time of year it doesn't matter, the sun is shining, flowers are growing, and in keeping, Timetheory artists and associated creative characters have provided these 17 tracks commemorating the dark and noisy aspects of spring. These 17 artists' tracks span from subtle ambient to drum-and-bass and evil techno. Daffodils and roses it's not, but in this spring garden there are colors and tasty sonic morsels in abundance. Compilations...
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We were fortunate enough to stumble across the music of Restive in the Open Source Audio section of the archive, and immediately became fascinated with the sounds and approach used by the artist. After some contact on Myspace, we were pleased to find the music of Restive amenable to being rereleased on Timetheory, and of his many sonic space journals, #14 was selected to be presented here. Little can be said about the music on "Captured Borbs..." that is not made amply clear by the...
Topics: ambient, glitch, soundscape, restive
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by Mystified
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Timetheory Recordings is pleased to present the label debut of Mystified, who previously worked with Jon7.net Microlabel, providing 3 excellent releases. Now Mystified has created this new release, his first for Timetheory as well as the first installment of the "Time" series of recordings this label has embarked upon. Mystified's "Time", consisting of a single medium-length track, entitled "Chronos" begins the series well, first incorporating realistic grandfather...
Topics: time, ambient, drone
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by Masaya Sasaki
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Masaya Sasaki is known from the release "Picnic Plan" on the fine netlabel -N, and when we discovered his music on Myspace, we were instantly transfixed. We've always found the Japanese take on electronic music fascinating, so it was suggested that Masaya Sasaki consider doing a release for Timetheory. There was an initial language barrier, but eventually the message went through; "Send whatever you think sounds best", and "Pigment" was what came back to us. The...
Topics: ambient, glitch, drone
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by Upheaval
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The latest entry to the "Time" series comes from Upheaval, who reinterprets the theme in a darker and more earthbound direction than the previous "Time" releases. "25 To Life" is the title of the track, and Upheaval's signature dark sound effectively conveys the sound of isolation and bleak loneliness as well as the crushing weight of the burden of time itself. This is a short release, only thirteen minutes, but you're encouraged to allow it to feel like an...
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by Tange
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With Complex Silence 2, Time Theory and Tange continue the Series with a truly beautiful set of long-form tracks that explore farther into the realms of enigmatic and abstract ambience. This contribution by Tange is a perfectly suited voyage into harmonic and dissonant mystery with a sublime mix of Tibetan bowls (Part 1) and Buddha Machine samples (Part 2). And, of course, both tracks feature the Tange trademark drones and washes that transport the listener into deeply satisfying layers of pure...
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by Serocell
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We caught up with Serocell recently, who had worked before with Jon7.net microlabel on "Diepe Oppervlaktes". When asked what he was working on, he sent us two short tracks, then this long-player here. "Liquid Acid" represents some of Serocell's best work, and while it's possible that this recording would sound good on literal liquid acid, think more of a gently corrosive material flowing through the ears. Pitched down voices and other sounds bubble and surface like a slowly...
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Somasen is the side project of Amos Gaynes, a member of VFW (Veterans of Future Wars) whose "Hyperdimensional Digital Disaster Area" was remixed BY JOn 7 a few releases ago. These two compositions were improvised in real time using his favorite recording and production environment, Audiomulch. The title track is an extended trip into a sort of industrial style of trance, and slowly grows and develops into a dense wall of beats and textures. Somasen highly recommends this piece as an...
Topics: techno, industrial, ambient, improv, digital
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by Mystahr
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Spring Theory Mystahr's eighth album, and first for Timetheory, taking a small leap from his usual (www. intelligentmachinery. net) nest, "Spring Theory" was created almost overnight. The coming of spring and the lengthening of days was like a breath of inspiration and in a sense "Spring Theory" created itself when all the pieces fell into place as oft is the case in his Dutch scientist studio. All three tracks were created using three spring reverbs and thus the spring...
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by Turmoil
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It's been a while since we got anything from Tom and Holly of Turmoil, who have been busy running the well-liked Amduscias netlabel. They recently released Jon 7's album "The Dark Moon", so in return we released this album, "The Black Suns". Turmoil albums are usually pretty good anyway, and each album they release further defines their sound. In our minds, it's very much like what new-age music could be if it were not so preoccupied with lightness. "Suns in...
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by JMMIII
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The third entry to the "Complex Silence" series comes courtesy of JMMIII (aka Jon 7). This time complex silence is formed out a field recording made on bicycle while touring around the industrail areas of west Eugene, where JMMIII lives. On any given day, metal fabrication shops and lumber mills can be heard dancing their menacing mechanical ballet, which is as much a joy to watch as to listen to. "Lumbering Drone" takes the sounds of this environment, and through...
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by Sunmoon
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It has been expressed on many occasions that TT releases have a bit of a science-fiction bent, and we like our sci-fi heavy on the science. Enter Sunmoon with "Protostar" and you have a mystical, cosmic ambient masterpiece. The sounds are much like the swirling of gasses and matter as a star is formed or destroyed. As you listen you can feel yourself travelling through clouds of vaporized elements and expanding particles. It's a thoroughly engaging listen and one of the more popular...
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by Die Minimalistin
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The ghosts of events are younger in buildings more recently abandoned, and more haunting because they reach that state so soon. Through the modern ruins that seem a hundred years old in twenty, Die Minimalistin (aka Tanja Dovens) sifts through the wreckage and captures in image and sound the forlorn remains of derelict architecture. As you listen, you can imagine yourself walking through one of these buildings, feeling the dampness and smelling the rotting drywall. Someone's dream once stood on...
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While doing some general spring yard maintenance, Jon 7 had the good sense to drag the tape recorder out into the yard and capture the sound of the weedeater he was using. He then posted this file online to see who would like to manipulate it. Excited by this, Tom of Turmoil sent files of sounds he and his wife Holly had gathered over time through their work in industrial wastewater plants. These sounds were also offered up for manipulation, and the results were gathered up into this release....
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by mysterybear
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For Complex Silence 4, mysterybear (Dave Seidel) provides a decidedly abstract, yet sublime exploration of the Golden Ratio with two long-form tracks. He describes the creative process: "Both tracks use intervals and waveforms derived from the Golden Ratio. I usually compose in just intonation, which is based on rational numbers (whole number ratios). The golden ratio, by contrast, is an irrational number. Intervals based on irrational numbers are more complex and less consonant than pure...
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by Terra Engine
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"Time Distortion" collection of subtle and radical remixes of material from Jon 7's "Time" album (http://www.archive.org/details/tmth013). All tracks were utilized in one form or another, except for the closing track "Newfoundland time". Due to the nature of the recordings (which often feature intricate and subtle elements) and low bass frequencies, optimal results can be achieved by downloading the songs (rather than listening to them through the player) and...
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by Given Willingly
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"Little Lights in the Masses" is a release which takes a slight detour from the non-existent Timetheory norm, into more instrumental territory. Given Willingly is the project of Andreas Niegl, and is a sort of one-man free sound/jazz band, and the music blends elements of turntablism, post-rock, ambient, noise/drone and psychedelic jazz. The track titles evoke images of movie scenes, with a distinct feeling of being transported throughout. This album perhaps resembles what might have...
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by JMMIII
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"Holy Mountain" is the second part of three releases of remixed versions of the "Time" album by Jon 7. On this release, the track "Mountain Time" has been stretched and reworked by JMMIII (whoever he is). The sharp angular sounds and buzzes have been softened and rounded and many of the smaller shorter sounds have been given more room on the stage. "Time" [tmth013] has been one the most weel liked releases on Timetheory. If you liked it, you'll enjoy...
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by Instant
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If you think you've seen this release before, you have. It was one of the more interesting guest releases on the Jon7.net Microlabel, and due to its epic strangeness we felt it deserved a place in the Timetheory catalogue. Instant (aka Ben Kelly) created this set of extremely minimal tracks, which use silence as much as sound to create these wide landscapes, ehich at first are stark and repetitive. Over time, the sounds sink in and (to use a Cage-ian excuse) other sounds in the listener's...
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by Rezkar
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At long last comes the Timetheory debut album by Rezkar, who was a major player in the Jon7.net Microlabel family, and whose LP "Inside the Blue Tube" has the distinction of being the highest consistently downloaded release on that label. "Cyberman" languished on the shelf at TTHQ, was lost and then found again twice, and subjected to months of delays while a companion album was waiting to be sent. Then one day, there were no valid excuses and the album got released. The...
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by Jon 7
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Timetheory label-head Jon 7 heard a sound in his head one day that he couldn't shake and set about creating some rough sketches to flesh out the idea. Then later he was transported off to a rat farm, given some highly electric lemonade and left to stare up into the night sky. Soon thereafter he was introduced to some new friends who were planning a psy-trance party and he played them his sketches, which impressed them enough to encourage him to create several more tracks in his homemade...
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by Mystified/Jon 7
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Mystified contacted TTHQ recently with a new piece called "Pulsar Drone Sequence" on the same day Jon 7 had just finished something new himself. Since for both artists, these new pieces were the first either had done that included the use of beats, it was natural for them to fit together into this release. For those who have followed Mystified's music, you are aware that beats and rhythms have not been a major part of his creations since the days of "Cardboard Hotel". Jon 7...
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by Nihil Obstat
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There can be no progression without evolutionary advances, and Nihil Obstat is not exempt from this tautological certainty. Following releases on Clinical Archives, Amduscias Records, and Sounds Abound, the investigation of intense industrial harsh noise and power electronics sound sculptures continues with "Scourge". Featuring scorched earth drone, blistering feedback, industrial dirges, transmissions from the abyss, metallic kamikaze assaults, and bass pulsations reverberating off...
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by Zieltogend
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"Drocht" is the first of the trilogy of deconstructions of Jon 7's "Time" album being released in the TT negative integer albums. Zieltogend's stock-in-trade is taking tracks, stripping them to their barest elements and recreating them in a stark and minimal fashion, what some might call "dark drift". This is a really excellent interpretation of "Time" in many ways because the original elements are unrecognizable, and because we find it fascinating how...
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by JMMIII
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Jon 7, once again thinly veiled by his initials (JMMIII) was turning to Wikipedia and the periodic table for inspiration when he stumbled across an entry on crystal field theory, and the lightbulb switched on. The tracks reflect an attempt to think molecularly, and though no actually understanding of crystal field theory can be claimed, the tracks still convey a pretty good sense of what the view might be like on an atomic level. This is definitely headphone music, and perfect for drifting in...
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by Andrew Weathers + Andrew Marino
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Andrew Weathers and Andrew Marino got in touch with Timetheory when they heard we had released an all-Audio Mulch recording from Somasen, whom they encountered in an Audio Mulch discussion group. They presented us with a single track, recorded from a live show from their US tour. We were happy to receive it, and when a companion track was furnished, we made a go of the release, and the results are those you see before you now. These two tracks are beautiful sonic adventures which blend...
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by Jon 7 & Associates
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"Mangle Me" began as a little tune generated from fractal MIDI, and was posted on a few forums to see who would be interested in mangling it. The real intention was to meet new folks and get to know them a little through their production styles. A few people did turn up with their 'mangles', and the results were collated into this release. Maybe there will be more mangles, maybe not, but the project was fun, and served as a small meet-and-greet. Links will be added here to the artists...
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by Given Willingly
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Andreas has returned with another fine album for us; the question is, what sort of movie does it call to mind this time? The subject matter is much more personal this time, focusing on the sticky aspects of relationships. Unlike the average American teen romance movie, this album is much more thought-provoking and meaningful. After any intense relationship one feels the need to get their head checked. Through sounds and lyrics, this album shows how and why. It's the tale of a young mind trying...
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by Tekin Kesen
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In the world of netlabels, many artists have creative specialties that set them apart, in Tekin Kesen's case, that specialty is the voice. Whether natural or vocoded, in a dance context or experimental, Tekin's style of vocaltronica stands out in the lush creative netlabel field, and it's a pleasure to release this album, Though the tracks are short, each one is a glimpse into a dark world, and the use of the voice as the sole instrument gives each track a depth of feeling. Justin Robert adds a...
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by Phillip Wilkerson
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With "Complex Silence", Timetheory and Phillip Wilkerson venture into the realms of enigmatic and abstract ambience. These two long-form tracks are the inaugural release in what promises to be an ongoing Series of releases, further expanding and exploring the depths of long-form space music composed entirely of extremely subtle changes, dissonant harmonies, stretched-out harmonics, abstract tone washes, and layers of mystical atmospheres, but never straying too far from beauty,...
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by Twyll
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Twyll, a young lad from England, is the youngest member of the Timetheory pirate ship, and while he probably should be socializing with others his age and attending footy matches, he instead crafts dark shoegazing ambient tracks in the wee hours of the the night. "Gloom" is a good example of how solo ambient artists have essentially picked up where the shoegazing bands left off, and the simple titles and vast deep sound of these tracks will bring back some of the wild sonic comfort....
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It goes without saying that we always look forward to releasing the work of Restive, whose work has always been fascinatingly original in approach and execution. His emergence from the (likely non-existent) South African experimental glitch-ambient scene is a marvel in itself, considering the high cost and strong regulation of internet service in SA. Restive's cubistic compositions have continued to push through these limitations: as such what else could we at TTHQ do but grab our end of the...
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by Terra Engine
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The third album by Terra Engine, "Hive Mind" returns to the nebulous genre known as 'power ambience' in this series of compositions dedicated to exploring various aspects of group consciousness, both in terms of insect life, upper mammals, and humanity in general. This is ambient drone music, although it does not succumb to the lifeless cliche of 'minimalist catacomb echoes'. Instead, this album is infused with electrical currents: abolishing the duality between activity and...
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by Buskerdroid
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Timetheory is happy to welcome this release by Buskerdroid, one our of compatriot from Italy and the Naked Noises netlabel. For most nighttime is merely one phase: sleep. "Nocturno" provides six distinct phases of night as a soundtrack for all the various artists, overthinkers, night owls, insomniacs and psychedelic voyagers out there for whom the night is the only day that matters. The tracks on Nocturno range from dark synthetic ambient and sludgy downtempo to warped and crunchy...
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by My Cell Phone is Better Than Your Cell Phone
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An artist from Canada, MCPIBTYCP, presnts us with "The Math EP", a shortie release for certain, but a good one containing elements of different styles. There is some of an ambient/noise variety and some of a more tonal melodic type. Something about the music and the artist reminds one of a flower that blooms nicely, but makes one wonder why it it blooms in such a shy hidden way. We at TTHQ would like to put this flower out into the light for it to be seen, and chances are more from...
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by Mystahr
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It seems only yesterday it was Sprimmer, and now it is Summerthyme already! Thyme certainly does fly when sounds are being cooked up in Mystahr's Dutch scientist studio, and listeners will no doubt have a picnic with this release, whether it be hotdogs or circuit boards on the barbecue. If anything the tracks on "Summerthyme" are like physics experiments that have gone horribly right. If a human being could survive inside an atom-smasher, these sounds are much like what one would...
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by mayfairgrin
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mayfairgrin is one of the projects of Andrew Latham, who has had previous releases on Webbed Hand and his own Kulture Shift Media. We were offered the opportunity of releasing a mayfairgrin album, and are proud to present it to you now. mayfaigrin creates a celestial sort of ambient sound, reflective and moody, and somewhat meditative on a more complex level. "Back Yard Black Birds" consists of two long drone pieces, which shimmer and and shift slowly throughout their duration. It's...
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by Jon 7
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"Clockwork" is Jon 7's tribute to a Mystified piece of the same name, which he liked very much when it came out on the Treetrunk netlabel. This "Clockwork" is in three parts each making different use of different sets of clock sounds. The results range from soothing to crushing. If time were some sort of internal combustion process happening in very slow motion, this is probably what it would sound like. The "Clockwork" theme might continue. Time will tell...
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"The No Molten Petrie is Jawohl" is part four of the Fars trilogy, and the story, whatever it may be, continues! As we have license here to interpret it as we hear it, we imagine that our characters have made planetfall on a somewhat Earth-like planet. To any weary human space traveler this must come as some relief. Yet through the impressions given by the music, the characters have discovered that they cannot speak any of the native languages. Through the use of loops, speech...
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by Twyll
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Twyll, our clositered deep ambient wunderkind is not the only member of the TT team whose style has been evolving since going to college. While his style has not changed radically, there are elements in this new work of his that are bolder, noisier and more aggressive, and it works well with the sound we remember from his previous works. Yes we do enjoy watching our young ones grow! The artwork which is a radical shift for a Twyll album, reflects some of those stylistic changes. We do look...
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by Julien Skrobek
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"Right/Wrong" is a suite of compositions continuing the musique concrete style we have come to enjoy and expect from Parisian teacher Julien Skrobek. The same kind of slowly developing sound as we heard in "Plage Concrete" is in evidence here, but there is more development, more eventfulness present in these tracks. As usual, patience is required to get the full understanding of thr role each sound plays in each scene, but it's patience that is very well rewarded. The sounds...
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by mystified
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As a result of the restructuring of the Jon7.net Microlabel catalogue, another gem from the not-too-distant past has been transferred to Time Theory. This one comes from mystified's memorable domestic field recording period, and in celebration of its update three new remixes have been added courtesy of the Time Theory auxiliary remix squad. New artwork has been created for this new version, which is leaner and starker. The music is classic mystified and is as engaging as it was when it was...
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by Micht
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Micht (aka Francois Haidon), a sound artist from Belgium, struck up a conversation with Jon 7 about the "Time" album, [tmth013], and after some interesting back-and-forth, two compositions by Micht were presented to be released here. Micht himself described the recording as "A DIY sound-scribbler comes back early from work one day and fortuitously records his sunniest music to date". There's a definite sound of home-taped madness and soundlab action to these two pieces. This...
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by Twyll + Jon 7
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Twyll put out a bulletin one day looking for others to collaborate with, and Jon 7, ambitious as always, jumped right in. They decided to each supply 3 tracks of roughly 5 minutes apiece to one another and each remixed the other's tracks. By keeping the track times manageable, in a short time they were able to put together a very nice collection of ambient tracks. Once again there is a shoegazing influence in the appraoch to the remixes and tracks. Jon 7's tracks favor the more experimental...
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by Julien Skrobek
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Julien Skrobek's sounds were referred to Timetheory by a netlabel friend, and we were at once pleased and intrigued by what we received. The music of "Plage Concrete" marks our first venture into this style, and it's a welcome addition. Acoustic guitar, field recordings, AM and shortwave radio and other elements come together to create a sparse but ever-changing soundscape that grabs only as much attention as needed, then slips into the background. Like much music in the 'concrete'...
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by Jon 7
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The usually techno-hermited Jon 7 doesn't leave his trailer cave except for smokes and drink, so when the invitation to perform live via the internet on Mark Stolk's NTNS internet radio show was extended, it was a natural fit as Jon 7 had nowhere else he had to be that night. Here you can hear the results on Jon 7's first ever live internet performance. With the exception of a couple of transmission glitches, the show went very well, and was recorded, station-side, by Mark Stolk. Likely this...
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Simple Painter returns to Timetheory with an addition to the "Theory" series. The sounds this time are of a heavier darker nature than those of the first "Theory". The emphasis here is more on the power-drone sound, achieved by accident while mixing his paint a bit too thick on the job. The titles this time are based on actual forms of divination rather than imaginary theories, inspired by SP's favorite breaktime reading material, the "Encyclopedia of Witchcraft and...
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by Jon 7/Given Willingly
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When Jon 7 first met Andreas Niegl (Given Willingly) online, the first project they discussed was a split release, and in fittingly contrary style, it was the last of the GW albums to be released. However Jon and Andreas are proud to present you with this split, or perhaps it could better be described as a double feature. "As the Oceans Break Asunder" is somewhat fantastical sound story, telling of sea-monsters in a way that resembles some modernized Viking tale. The tracks are full...
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by Simple Painter
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Simple Painter releases seem to appeal to a certain segment of the Timetheory audience, so when the word went out that "Theory II" was coming up for remix, the interested remixers were right on target as far as their styles go, and these three extended remixes highlight some of the best of their respective styles. Mystified, already well-known and a good friend of Timetheory provided one remix. Norss, a new friend of Timetheory provided another darker droning piece, and Terra Engine...
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by V/A
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Earlier on in 2008, Timetheory presented a compilation of dark and noisy tracks entitled "Sprimmer", which showcased a lot of interesting artists and sounds. It seemed natural to follow up with this celebration of the season between fall and winter with "falter", our latest compilation. The focus this time was on beautiful and ambient sounds, and the contributions we received were some of the more striking and unique work that had come our way. A number of artists Timetheory...
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by Synthia
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In this age of uncertainty in the US, we look to our neighbors in the north and find that they still know how to have a pretty good time! Synthia, a Canadian duo, sent Timetheory this album full of fun tracks and colorful sounds. The first description TTHQ gave Synthia about it was that it sounded like a mixture of Dr. Dre and Thompson Twins. As this description may unnerve some people, it's best to listen and give the music a chance to speak for itself. And indeed it's fun music. Labels, like...
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by Krakenti
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Now here's a quirky item in the TT catalogue. Krakenti, an artist from Latvia sent us this album of slow-growing ambient IDM. Each track inches its way along, building and mutating in lazy cycles. The beginnings of these tracks are often in no way indicative of how they will end, which we feel is a very good thing. Elements come in and out of the music in a simplistic way that lets everything be heard pass by pass. These pieces are a lot like caterpillars themselves, and as we know not all...
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by Jon 7
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TT label-head Jon 7 goes through occasional creative high cycles during one of which the tracks on "Science Fiction" were created. While searching for a unifying theme he turned to new inspirations that his schooling provided and went with the science fiction short stories he liked so well (soviet especially) and the new aesthetic experiments in op-art he took a strong liking to that week. The tracks themselves fit the space story theme well, electronic ambiences and dissonances that...
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by Carpenter John
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With a wink and a chuckle, Carpenter John (a moniker based on Jon 7's occasional profession) presents a gentle in-joke amongst his netlabel friends. Despite its play on words, "Variable" is a nice piece of music in its own right. The emphasis is more ambient pads, and there's a clean, open sound to it, and while it floats long like a drone piece there are evolving melodies throughout it. Interestingly, there aren't any plans to make "Variable" a series, it was just an...
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by Kronofage
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Kronofage (derived from "chronophage", a time-eater) is a one-off project by Jon 7 that explores the effects of phasic relations between waveforms. This was partially planned and partially accidental, but a completely enjoyable experiment to undertake. A few synthesized waveforms were created and as they were played over themselves at different speeds, certain phase cancellations occurred that removed the signal entirely, and other interactions generated frequencies too high or low to...
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by JMMIII
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JMMIII is another side project from Jon 7, although it can't be considered a pseudonym as those are his initials. "Mindchor" is a collection of three midform pieces made from field recordings made in the summer of 2007. The sounds of bike rides made at night, picnics taken at lumber mills and lots of incidental audio are granulated, stretched and processed into compositions that very much resemble "Fields" and "Fields II" on the jon7.net Microlabel. Enjoy these...
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by Given Willingly
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Multi-instrumentalist Andreas Niegl (Given Willingly) provides Timetheory with another splendid album, this one exploring more noise and soundscape territory. The cinematic approach continues from the last album, and screens a different sort of movie than before, in this one, the scenes are more graphic and explicit, like the inner thoughts of a Burroughs-read, elegant loner amidst modern society. Andreas' music should be enjoyed more like a book or movie is enjoyed. This release is a natural...
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by President Blair
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Of the many monikers and names Jon 7 may work under, President Blair is the one most undeniably him, as it is his noise/stage/live show persona. When President Blair hits the stage, wearing custom industrial metal accessories, smelling like grass and wood, sounds wrangled onto his tape recorders are strangled back out of them, a chunky textured sort of noise ensues, and everyone is happy. These are recordings of his first two live performances. They were made by Xdugef and Alienated Hominid on...
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by SCP
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SCP is one of the many projects created by Ben Kelly (aka Instant, who released music on the Jon7.net Microlabel) and "Rated MPG" is a short taster for what will hopefully be more releases on Timetheory. Ben's sound is often raucous and anarchistic, and this release highlights that style. Cut-up, chaotic, even pornographic in parts, these tracks shake up the norm in a way that we find very pleasing. More work from Ben is scheduled for the future. meanwhile more work from him can be...
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by Bryan Holmes
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Bryan Holmes is a Chilean composer living in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and "Explotacion", a co-release with Menthe de Chat netlabel, is a conceptual recording based on the use of sounds recorded through relatively low quality means. Sounds captured from webcam microphones, handheld videocameras and other sources are altered, stretched and manipulated to make the best of these otherwise sub par quality recordings, the kind of incidental audio that accompanies the kodak moments of life....
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by Twyll
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Twyll, our young lad from England, and now head of his own netlabel, Mz'umf, returns to Timetheory with another stellar long-player. On this release the tracks are longer and fewer, but the moods are much the same. Through the expanded length of these tracks, sounds like dim lights come slowly into focus. The landscape often seems barren, but in the way that a long stretch of highway is empty between streetlights. This album is again recommended for headphones, in the dark, the way its author...
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by Given Willingly
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We've compared Andreas Niegl's albums to movies so often that it's become a bit of a cliche; nonetheless we shall indulge once more in such a comparison in the case of "Quiet, Awesome". The release's songs play out like scenes of travel across a vast land mass, and it is definitely a dynamic path that is set. Through rugged mountains and low valleys of sound, you still maintain a sense of being on the ground, this music sounds like it was made on Earth. Though composed and performed...
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by V/A
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Somewhere between clearinghouse and thank-you note lay the contents of "Time Bonus I". A few Timetheory artists and related conspirators took the time the remix the work of other Timetheory artists and related conspirators. It's worth noting incidentally that the remixes done of Justin Robert's tracks were done as a sort of secret fan gift Twyll and Jon 7 were conspiring to do for him. Thanks to Norss, Massimo Brazzini and Twyll for remixes as well as Justin Robert and Ruins Winter...
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by Jon 7 + Hobby Knife
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In the summer of 2007, Jon 7 stopped by to visit Marilyn Kent (Hobby Knife) who lived close by to where he was staying at the time, and the two got along very well and agreed to collaborate on a little noise/sound jam the week after. Jon 7 was experimenting with shortwave radio distortion and field recordings (in a style that was later to become part of the style and material used for the President Blair project) and Marilyn was using numerous electronic children's toys and keyboards and...